interpret for

interpret something for someone

1. to translate a foreign language for someone. (Interpreting is done in real time.) Couldyou interpret the ambassador's address for me? Nina interpreted the director's greetings for the visitors.
2. to explain something unclear to someone. Let me interpret the instructions for you. The instructions have been interpreted for me by the manager.
See also: interpret

interpret for someone

to translate speech in a foreign language for someone. (Interpreting is done in real time.) Nina interpreted for Michael, since he understood very little Russian. Is there someone who can interpret for me?
See also: interpret
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report that "New Zealand court interpreters never receive any information about the case they are about to interpret for, as this is prohibited by law" (p.
9-10) she recognizes the growth of consumption and the increasing ability of individuals to interpret for themselves.
In Moscow, for example, he had the opportunity to interpret for a historic US $2.
SALT LAKE CITY -- National Network of ASL Interpreters Who Use Videophones to Interpret for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Individuals Expands with New Interpreting Centers in Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Milwaukee, New York and Philadelphia